Sports Medicine

Brochure BSU docjpgThe Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a 12-month program of special training experience designed to provide an environment for the primary care physician to develop clinical competency in applying her/his knowledge, skills, and attitudes to those engaged in sport and exercise. Located primarily at the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI) and functionally integrated with the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI). The fellow will also work with athletes and personnel at Boise State University, some private local physicians’ offices, and an area high school. Time will generally be shared between the ISMI and FMRI sites.

The Fellowship is only accepting family medicine trained applicants at this time.

Application

The application process allows the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho to thoroughly review each applicant’s credentials prior to extending an invitation to interview. Applications will only be accepted through the ERAS system. Interviews will be scheduled during the fall/winter. Deadline for receiving applications is October 1.

Interview Dates

After all applicants have been interviewed, the faculty rank applicants in order of preference and submit the list of names to the National Resident Matching Program.

Criteria

  • Please ask two physicians who have supervised you in a clinical setting to send letters in support or your application.
  • Copies of the following documents are requested: Medical school diploma, certificate (or other validation) of all previous training, copy of present state medical licenses, USMLE/COMLEX transcript, and curriculum vitae.
  • Personal Statement

Resident Clinic Site Visits and Rotations

Interested residents are welcome to come to Boise for a clinic site visit for 1-2 week rotation.  Please contact Kelly Wilkinson, MD, Fellowship Director for rotation dates.

Curriculum

Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) focuses on patient care in the context of the family and the community.  The FMRI Sports Medicine Fellowship’s goal is to provide our fellows with additional knowledge of sport and exercise in caring for patients of all ages.

Clinical Experience

IMG_3214 The fellow will participate in multiple clinic settings with different patient populations including Family Medicine Residency of Idaho Sports Medicine and Primary Care clinics, Idaho Sports Medicine Institute—a private orthopedic group working with both orthopedic and primary care sports medicine attending physicians, and Boise State Student Health Center working with Boise State students.  Elective rotation options include musculoskeletal radiology, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, occupational medicine etc.

Ultrasound Training

A comprehensive diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection curriculum is part of core rotations.  Ultrasound is available and widely used at all core clinic locations.

Sport Coverage

IMG_2439 The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in game coverage at multiple sport levels including Boise State Athletics, High School training room and football coverage, adult club rugby, professional cycling, and mass participate tournament coverage.

Call Responsibilities

No call is required. No hospital attending. May do obstetrics if desired. May moonlight if it does not interfere with the fellow’s duties

Sample Schedule Fall

  • Monday:  AM: Admin Time | PM: Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, HS Training Room
  • Tuesday: AM: Residency Sports Medicine Clinic | PM: Residency Continuity FM Clinic
  • Wednesday: AM: Idaho Sports Medicine Institute | PM: Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, BSU Training Room
  • Thursday: AM: Sports Medicine Clinic BSU Student Health | PM: Residency Continuity FM Clinic
  • Friday: AM: Elective Rotation or Surgical Assist | PM: Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, Football Game Coverage

Training Facility

Idaho sports Medicine Institute (ISMI)


Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI) was established in 1978 and is located on the Boise State University campus but is a private office created to provide specialized care to patients with active lifestyles. The staff at ISMI is comprised of Board Certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and a primary care sports medicine physician, as well as an exercise physiologist, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, and radiologic technologists.

This team approach assures that each patient receives a comprehensive treatment plan based on his or her specific needs. ISMI provides treatment of acute injuries, preventive care, training programs, coaches’ education and athletic event coverage. In addition, they offer athletic testing and performance services, including VO2 max, lactate threshold testing, isokinetic strength evaluations and body composition testing.

The philosophy at ISMI has always been to get each patient back to his or her sport as soon as possible. A heavy emphasis on rehabilitation often allows the patient to improve without having to undergo surgery. Their motto: “You don’t play sports to get fit, you get fit to play sports.”

Faculty

Michael Gustavel, MD

Faculty

Dr. Gustavel is a Boise native and Borah High School graduate. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho, where he played basketball and graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Gustavel joined ISMI in September of 2002. He serves as a team physician for Boise State University, Boise Hawks Baseball and Boise High School. Dr. Gustavel enjoys working out, music, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Undergrad: University Of Idaho, Moscow, ID Medical School: University Of Washington, Seattle, WA Internship: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Fellowship/Sports Medicine: San Diego Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, San Diego, CA

Kirk Lewis, MD

Faculty

Dr. Lewis received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan, where he was a two-year captain for Michigan’s football team. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency and fellowship in sports medicine at UCLA. He also sought additional fellowship training in orthopedic trauma in St Gallen, Switzerland, and pediatric orthopedics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr Lewis joined his long time friend and colleague Dr. Wade and the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute in 1985. Dr. Lewis took a leave from ISMI from 2007-2011 where he was an Associate Professor at the University of California Davis. He was involved in education with orthopedic residents and their sports medicine fellowship program. He was also a team physician for the Sacramento Kings and the Sacramento Monarchs. Dr. Lewis has a strong interest and experience in global health and medical volunteerism. Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Residency (Orthopedic Surgery): University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Fellowship (Orthopedic Sports Medicine): University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Miller, MD

Faculty

Dr. Miller, a Boise native, was a volleyball, basketball and track athlete at Boise High. She joined the ISMI team in 2004. She is a team physician for Boise State University, Boise Hawks Baseball and Borah High School. She serves on the Boise School District sports medicine curriculum committee, the Make-A-Wish board, and is the medical director for Special Olympics Idaho. She enjoys skiing, waterskiing, travel, and time with her husband and two sons. Undergrad: University of Washington, Seattle WA Medical School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA Internship: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Fellowship/Sports Medicine: Congress Medical Associates, Pasadena, CA

Scot Scheffel, MD

Assistant Director

Dr. Scheffel graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with high distinction. He joined Drs. Wade and Lewis in September of 2000 to pursue the treatment of medical and orthopedic sports related conditions. He is a team physician for Boise State University, Boise Hawks Baseball and Centennial High School. Dr. Scheffel is an Associate Clinical Professor for the University of Washington. He is also the Director for the primary care sports medicine fellowship and oversees the sports medicine training for local family medicine residents. He enjoys golfing, skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with his family. Undergrad: University Of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV Medical School: University Of Washington, Seattle, WA Internship: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise, ID Residency: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise, ID Fellowship/Sports Medicine: Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, Boise, ID

John Wick, MD

Faculty

Dr. Wick joined the Idaho Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2010. He attended Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, for medical school, followed by his residency in Family Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise, Idaho. Subsequently, he completed his Sports Medicine fellowship also at the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship of Idaho in 2004 and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Working with the current Sports Medicine fellow, he oversees the Health and Recreation Sports Medicine consultation clinic at Boise State University one-half day per week. He is a Team Physician for Boise Hawks Baseball (Chicago Cubs) and Capital High School. Dr. Wick also works for St. Lukes Family Health, providing Primary Care and Sports Medicine services. Dr. Wick enjoys fly fishing, golf, mountain biking and other outdoor recreational activities with his family. Undergrad: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Residency (Family Medicine): Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise, ID Fellowship (Primary Care Sports Medicine): Idaho Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Boise, ID

Kelly Wilkinson, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship Director - Boise

Coming Soon…

Current & Past Fellows

Shelley Ringo, MD

2009-2010

Undergrad: Washington State University Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine Residency (Family Medicine): Valley Family Medicine Fellowship (Primary Care Sports Medicine): idaho Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Boise, ID

Rob Amrine, MD

2010-2011

Dr. Amrine graduated from the Idaho Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2011 after completing residency at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in 2010. Currently, he is working in his home town of Missoula, MT at the Western Montana Clinic. There, he provides primary care sports medicine services and links the family medicine and orthopedic departments. He is the team physician for the Missoula Maulers, Junior A Hockey Team, and is the Medical Director for the Missoula Marathon. He enjoys bicycles and skis. Undergrad: University of Washington, Seattle, WA Medical School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA Residency (Family Medicine): Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise, ID Fellowship (Primary Care Sports Medicine): Idaho Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Boise, ID

Aaron Anderson, MD

2011-2012

Dr. Anderson is the current Sports Medicine Fellow for the 2011-2012 year. He is originally from Utah where he attended Weber State University. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2008. He did residency at the McKay-Dee Family Medicine program with an emphasis on Sports Medicine and worked with his alma-maters’ athletic teams. Dr Anderson enjoys running and biking and outdoor activities with his wife and son. Undergrad: Weber State University, Ogden, UT Medical School: University Of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH Residency (Family Medicine): McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency, Ogden, UT Fellowship (Primary Care Sports Medicine): Current – Idaho Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Boise, ID

Andrea Buckler, DO

2012-2013

Andrea Buckler was born and raised in Vancouver, WA. She attended Seattle Pacific University for her undergraduate degree while playing volleyball. After college, she spent a year teaching high school and coaching volleyball before getting married and moving to Germany. Andrea spent almost a year there before moving to Kansas City, MO to attend Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her four years in Kansas City, she also obtained an MBA in healthcare leadership from Rockhurst University. For her internship, Andrea moved to Cuyahoga Falls, OH for a traditional rotating internship at Summa Western Reserve Hospital. She then transferred to Spartanburg, SC to complete residency in family medicine at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. Andrea and her husband, Evan, enjoy playing volleyball, watching movies, spending time with their families, and spoiling their dog, Molly. They are ardent Timbers fans and are members of the Timbers Army.

Tyler Wheeler, MD

2013-2014

Justin McCoy, DO

2015-2016

Dr. McCoy was raised in Spokane, Washington where he grew up loving sports and the many outdoor activities available in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Central Valley High School he attended Brigham Young University – Idaho for one year prior to serving a two year church mission in Venezuela where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. When he came home from Venezuela he transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he received his bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. McCoy went to medical school at Midwestern University and attended the Arizona campus College of Osteopathic Medicine. He stayed in Arizona for his family medicine training where he spent most of his extra time volunteering for local high schools and at other sporting events as preparation for his specialty training in sports medicine. Dr. McCoy worked as the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at FMRI and spent most of his time working at the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute where he worked with the Boise State University student athletes. He also worked with the local high schools providing game coverage for their events.

Dr. McCoy now works as the Primary Care Sports Medicine physician in Grand Junction, Colorado working at Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates. He provides coverage to four local high schools; working with local Division II university student athletes. He provides fracture care, US guided injections, diagnostic MSK ultrasound, Tenex procedures and general musculoskeletal care for the community.

Jaclyn Cooperrider, MD

2016-2017

Jaclyn was born and raised in Boise, ID with her older brother and sister. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at University of Redlands in Redlands, CA where she also played soccer, worked in the athletic training department, and met her now-husband. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Washington where she participated in multiple community outreach projects including a student-run free clinic and Tar Wars. . Jaclyn has a special interest in sports medicine and palliative care and hopes to pursue a fellowship in one of these areas. In addition, she is a yoga instructor and continues to investigate how yoga can be integrated into the medical care of her patients. In her free time, Jaclyn loves spending time outside playing soccer, ultimate Frisbee, camping, yoga, and running with her dog, Marley. Jaclyn completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship during the Summer of 2018, she now practices in New Zealand.

Undergrad: University of Redlands
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Brian Larkin, DO

2016-2017

Kaleb Redden, DO

Caldwell RTT Graduate 2018

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current Job: 2018-19 Sports Medicine Fellow at FMRI